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Tape Supplier Fined for Safety Failings

A Hertfordshire based tape supply company, Stokvis Tapes UK, has appeared in court and issued with a fine following the injury of an employee at the firm’s premises in Tring.

An employee of the company suffered crush injuries to his hand whilst operating a cutting press.

Watford Magistrate’s Crown Court heard how the employee’s hand slipped under the protective guard that was not in place correctly, and was crushed.

Stokvis Tapes UK, of Tring Industrial Estate, Ickneild Way, Tring, pleaded guilty to an offence under the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Section 2(1).

The company was fined a total of £15,000 for safety failings and ordered to pay £2,332 in costs.

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Source: HSE

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